2012 Law Week’s theme, Access to Justice: The Celebration of the Charter of Rights is sure to entice big crowds. This year, four locations across British Columbia are participating in celebrating the 30th Anniversary of the Charter of Rights.
Saturday, April 14
Events include: the Trial of the Three Little Pigs with a real judge; an RCMP lecture on drugs in the community; Police K-9 demonstrations; a panel of two judges and the Assistant Deputy Attorney General, Criminal Justice Branch, with a Q&A period following; tour of the sheriffs’ van and cells; resource tables; an RCMP walk-the-line demonstration; court registry staff that will be available for questions regarding e-filing small claims and civil claims in Provincial Court; and a raffle.
A Fun Run for lawyers and their families will take place on Sunday, April 22 at Locarno Beach. The Barry Sullivan Speech Contest will be held at the Vancouver Art Gallery on Thursday, April 19 and the annual Dial-A-Lawyer program will take place on Saturday, April 21.
The open house will take place on Tuesday, April 17 outside the Vancouver Art Gallery (facing Georgia Street).
A taping of interviews with the Chief Justices will be played throughout the day. We will have judicial games, a crime scene investigation, hot dogs and more! Please come join us for this family fun day!
Tuesday, April 17
A Mock Trial will be held at the Key City Theatre at 7:00 p.m. The use of the theatre is donated through the generosity of the Key City Theatre Society.
Saturday, April 21
Events include: mock “Fairy Tale” Trial; Police K-9 Unit demonstrations; community forum; judges’ Q&A; tour of sheriff’s vehicles; Provincial Mock Trial Competition; resource tables and information, Passport to Justice Treasure Hunt; and a police presentation.
This article was published in the March 2012 issue of BarTalk. © 2012 The Canadian Bar Association. All rights reserved.